DJ and producer Louis Jaquet is a familiar face in South London’s flourishing electronic music scene. It was in 2010, having spent 4 years cutting his teeth playing at and running funk, hip-hop and b-boy nights in and around Brixton, that he had his first break as a producer, turning in a trio of dusty Balearic reworks for the cult Belgian edits imprint Mindless Boogie, under the name Kid Who. The release’s success kick-started a busy three years of remixes and original work, contributing an array brooding, Italo-edged disco and house dubs for a diverse range of labels including Pizzico Nobel, OM, Cocktail d’Amore, Different, Nang and many more – not to mention his own, Bravura.
Founded in 2011 with fellow South London producer Andrew Yukon, Bravura is a project which continues to gain traction to the present day; the label’s discography boasting contributions from the likes of Indonesian leftfield house wizard Jonathan Kusuma, Crimes of the Future boss Scott Fraser, ex-Smersh producer Mike Mangino aka Slow Bodega, and Atlanta techno don Matt Weiner/TWINS.
Jaquet’s first original material for Bravura came in 2014 in the form of Mirage Sequence, a moody four track EP of cassette-worn acid house – a new direction for the Kid Who project, and the result of a year-long break from releasing, to focus on DJing, label duties and studio experiments. The EP was soon followed up with outings on other labels, most notably the lumbering slow-motion techno of ‘Gap Related Injury’ on Dark Acid IV for Clan Destine Traxx. The coming months will see an ever busier release schedule for Bravura, with several releases already in the pipeline. Always busy in the studio, Kid Who is working on material due out in 2017.
As a DJ, Kid Who brings over a decade of experience earned playing at venues across the globe. His unique sets incorporate his manifold influences; machine house and dusty techno rubs shoulders with obscure Balearic oddities and leftfield 80s dance records. Those influences are brought into action in his new Radar Radio(London) show .